Badass Basics

A step-by-step course to launch a successful counseling practice that gets found and grows ethically, strategically, profitably, and enjoyably.


Enrollment is open until September 1

Seats are limited!


Meet your course instructor

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Hey there, my name is Kate Walker and I’m what you might call an “OG (old grandma) Course Creator.” All that means is that I’ve been doing this for a VERY long time, so if you’re looking for someone with the most experience, look no further.

Since 2007, I’ve recorded over 1,000 hours of course content and have had over $1 million in online course purchases, including the top-ranked, 40 Hour LPC/LMFT Supervisor Training Course.

But more importantly, I’ve taught thousands of people just like you how to start, grow and make money from their private practices.

I know what works and what doesn’t, because I’ve been there. It’s not just about how to start a practice, but how to grow a practice, keep it compliant with HIPAA and state laws, and turn it into something that could potentially generate an income for you without burning you out in the process.

It's about working smarter not harder.

That’s my specialty. I want to make sure that when you start your practice, you’ll have the best chance to create a solid foundation, get a strong marketing base, and turn it into the practice of your dreams.

There are many challenges in starting and growing a practice, but my proven online course, Badass Basics, is based on material that has helped thousands of other students, You Tube subscribers, and members of my Facebook group, Texas Counselors Creating Badass Businesses. Now, it’s your turn. Share your message and let's save the world with excellent therapy.

- Kate


Learn to practice the smart way


So, you’ve decided to start a practice (or you want to tweak your existing one)? Awesome! A counseling practice is one of the best ways to impact your community and establish a financially secure future. But where do you start?

There’s a lot of planning that goes into creating a private practice and your head is probably full of questions like...

  • How do I structure my practice (LLC, PLLC, dba, 501C3)?
  • How many clients do I need and what should I charge?
  • How do I make sure everything is HIPAA compliant?
  • How do I make sure new clients find my practice?

With this course, you will get a step-by-step walkthrough of the entire process of launching a great private practice. With high-quality videos (that aren't too long) and examples along the way, you'll have your new practice up and running (or your existing practice tweaked and running like clockwork) in no time, so you can start growing and helping your community.

Your community is waiting to hear from you.

What you'll learn in Badass Basics


Through each stage of the course, you'll learn everything you need to know about creating and launching a successful practice:

The how and why of private practice

You'll gain a deep perspective on how and why your private practice is an extension of you and how to create engaging messaging that grows your client load and establishes you as a trusted resource in your community.

Mastering the technical elements

You'll gain the know-how required to market and deliver your services like a professional with an in-depth understanding of everything from HIPAA and licensing laws, to telehealth equipment, to the right way to schedule clients for optimum income and life balance.

Setting up your website, your budget, your strategic plan, and more

You will learn how to get your practice noticed by Google and recommended by community members. Lessons include developing a conversion speech, creating a press kit for speaking, identifying software that helps your community find you quickly, and a guaranteed system that will boost your conversion rate and put an end to phone tag once and for all.

How to launch (or re-launch) your practice with an unforgettable bang

Effectively promote and market your launch (or re-launch) on social media, be a guest speaker, be a guest on podcasts, write amazing blog and vlog posts that draw in potential clients, and maintain your amazing practice for years to come.

Want to know more? Explore the full list of lessons

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How this course sets you up for success


I know all too well how intimidating it can be to start a practice. I started my first practice in 2004 and closed it six months later. I re-started and re-branded in 2007 as achievebalance.org and fifteen years later, after surviving recessions, pandemics, and, well, LIFE, it is still going strong.

Why did I quit the first time? I got stuck! Part of it was learning all the technical aspects (I didn’t have a course to help me get started) but mostly, I was scared. I was so concerned with wanting to do it “right” that it kept me from the most important step, getting started.

That’s why I’ve created this course! This is what I wish I had when I first started.

I want you to have a place to go when you have questions or you need a little encouragement. Badass Basics has built-in ways for you to get help, whether you're looking for feedback on your website logo, stuck with an editing problem, or you just need a little pep-talk before your big launch.

That's why I've set up two ways for you to get support:

Weekly office hours with Kate Walker

Sometimes you just need to ask the teacher a question. That's why I host a weekly Zoom call that's only available to course students. Get your questions answered and learn from the questions of the other Badass Basics course students.

Access to the private Badass Basics Facebook Community

Can't wait until office hours? Ask your question inside the Badass Basics Private Facebook Group!

The Badass Basics Facebook Community is our private student community—the place where you can ask questions when you're stuck and share ideas to get honest feedback from other practice entrepreneurs like you.

First-time course students also receive a free three-month trial of our brand-new Step it UP Community (a $147 value), our paid community for people who are in the process of building their business. The Step it UP Community is so new (we officially launched it in February) but our existing course students and community members are in there now!

The Step it UP Community is hosted on the Podia platform and moderated so this is not a Facebook free-for-all. You'll find instructions inside the course for how to join using your course login.


Enrollment is open until September 1

Seats are limited!


Frequently asked questions


When does the course start and finish?

Enrollment closes and the course starts September 1. The material is 'dripped' so students don't get overwhelmed and are able to go at a steady pace. You may take as long as you need to complete it. There is no time limit for completion.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to the course through your Kate Walker Training profile (hosted on Podia).

How do I access the course materials?

Log in to Kate Walker Training Courses by clicking Sign Up/Login in the upper right of this page or by going here.

Course videos are not available for download and must be viewed through the platform. Some items, such as course worksheets, will be available to download.

What skills will this course teach me?

Badass Basics will teach you how to set up your business, the fundamentals of bookkeeping and marketing, principles for good client management including HIPAA compliance with client Protected Health Information (PHI), how to prepare for a marketing or speaking engagement, setting up your website, managing client communication (including good and bad Google reviews), and give you a basic plan for launching (or tweaking) your practice, including what you should include on your website and how to market your practice to your communities.

I already have a practice. Is this course for me?

Absolutely, 100% yes! Badass Basics will help you go over your existing practice with the help of a supportive group and your instructor so you can make changes that promote good ethical practice, profit, and life balance.

What equipment/tools will I need to complete the course?

Initially, you just need a computer with an internet connection. The first step of the course will walk you through the equipment you will need and our recommendations, including a microphone and camera setup (if you do telehealth).


Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes! When you purchase you will be prompted to create a login. Once you finish your payment check your email for login information.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We want you to be completely satisfied BUT we do not offer refunds or credits from online course purchases. Please contact us with questions before you purchase so we can help answer any questions you might have at support@katewalkertraining.com.


What do I do if I need help?

For questions about your billing or accessing the course materials, email support@katewalkertraining.com.

If you have a question about how you put the course methods to work in your own business, we encourage you to ask those in the Badass Basics Facebook Group or at Kate Walker's Office Hours.

Starting a practice doesn't have to be hard

Stop just thinking about starting a practice and get started today. Badass Basics will hold your hand through all the hard parts, including setting up your foundation; learning how to manage clients, money, and growth; and getting your message out into the community.




My Honest Disclaimer:

Hi. Kate Walker, founder of Kate Walker Training here. I want to make sure you understand this is not a get rich quick scheme. The results I've achieved are not typical, and your results will vary significantly. I’ve put in years of effort, and have been very fortunate. Not all businesses succeed, and this product will not guarantee your success. This offering is an education tool. Always remember that running a business involves risk. Some businesses succeed, and some fail. Any testimonials are real and valid, but are not guarantees you will obtain the same results.

You should assume that any links leading you to products or services are affiliate links that I will receive compensation from just to be safe. Having said that, there are millions of products and services on the web. I only promote those products or services that I have investigated and truly feel deliver value to you.